Tshepo Motsepe Biography: Age, Net Worth, Husband, Children, Instagram, Family, Parents, Education, Wikipedia

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye March 8, 2024

Tshepo Motsepe is a South African physician, businesswoman, and philanthropist.

She is also the First Lady of South Africa and the wife of Cyril Ramaphosa, the President of South Africa.

She is known for her work in early childhood development, public health, and social welfare.


  • Full name: Tshepo Motsepe
  • Date of birth: June 17, 1953
  • Age: 71 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: Soweto, South Africa
  • Nationality: South African
  • Profession: Physician, businesswoman, philanthropist
  • Height: N/A
  • Parents: Augustine Motsepe and Key Motsepe
  • Siblings: Patrice Motsepe, Bridgette Radebe, Tsepiso Motsepe, Kabelo Motsepe, Thlopie Motsepe, and Tshepiso Motsepe
  • Spouse: Cyril Ramaphosa (married since 1996)
  • Children: Andile Ramaphosa, Tumelo Ramaphosa, Mashudu Ramaphosa, and Keneilwe Ramaphosa
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: $2 million

Early Life and Education

Tshepo Motsepe, now 71 years old, was born on June 17, 1953, in Soweto, South Africa. She is the daughter of Augustine Motsepe and Key Motsepe, both teachers.

She has six siblings, including her brother Patrice Motsepe, a mining magnate, and her sister Bridgette Radebe, a businesswoman and politician.

She grew up in a politically active family, as her father was a member of the African National Congress (ANC), and her uncle was a founding member of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC).

She attended Orlando High School in Soweto, where she excelled academically and was involved in student activism.

She then studied medicine at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree.

She later obtained a Master of Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health in the United States.

Personal Life

Tshepo Motsepe met Cyril Ramaphosa, a lawyer and anti-apartheid activist, in the late 1980s. They married in 1996 and have four children: Andile, Tumelo, Mashudu, and Keneilwe.

They live in Johannesburg, South Africa. Tshepo Motsepe is a private person who avoids the media spotlight and prefers to focus on her work and family. She is a devout Christian and attends the Grace Bible Church.


Tshepo Motsepe has worked as a doctor in both public and private practice in South Africa and Zimbabwe.

She has also served as a deputy director of the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, where she was involved in research, policy, and advocacy on reproductive health and HIV/AIDS issues.

She is the African Self Help Trust (ASHA Trust) chairperson, which focuses on early childhood development and education.

She is also the patron of several health and social organisations, such as the Early Care Foundation, the South African Civil Society for Women’s, Adolescents’ and Children’s Health (SACSoWACH), the Students Sponsorship Program and the Hospice Association of the Witwatersrand.

As the First Lady of South Africa, she supports her husband’s political agenda and accompanies him on official visits and engagements.

She also promotes various causes and initiatives related to health, education, women’s empowerment, and social justice.


Tshepo Motsepe has received several awards and recognitions for her work and contributions, such as:

  • The Harvard School of Public Health Alumni Award of Merit in 2018.
  • The South African Women of the Year Award in 2019.
  • The African Women Leadership Award in 2020.
  • The Global Citizen Prize for Philanthropy in 2021.

Net Worth

Tshepo Motsepe’s net worth is around $2 million, although she has not disclosed her finances or assets.

However, she is married to Cyril Ramaphosa, who is one of the richest people in South Africa, with an estimated net worth of $450 million as of 2021.

Social Media

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